TS3.1 | PICO
New views of "old" materials - modern approaches in microstructural and textural analysis and interpretation
Convener: Luiz F. G. Morales | Co-conveners: Rüdiger Kilian, Sina Marti
| Wed, 10 Apr, 08:30–10:15
PICO spot 1

Microstructures and crystallographic textures can be used to analyze the multi-dimensional, geometrical, physical and chemical properties of geo-materials, allowing the investigation of deformation, magmatic, metamorphic or sedimentaty processes evolved in their evolution.

These methods include, but are not limited to the quantitative assessment of particle shape properties, of grain and pore size distributions, spatial correlations, statistical pattern analysis, as well as the analysis of crystallographic orientation and misorientation data. Advances in analytical technology steadily increases the quality of data and thus allows a refinement of interpretations and new observations at unprocessed scales, dimensions and resolution. Advances in analytical procedures and algorithms provide the basics for faster, more precise and statistically sound analyses.

To celebrate the recent advancements in microstructural and texture analysis methods, resulting interpretations and refreshing new insights, we invite contributions related to new analytical methods or recent technical developments in well-established methods, such as EBSD, X-ray diffraction and topography, (S)TEM, SIMS, Atom probe, X-ray or Neutron tomographic techniques, AMS and light optical techniques. Novel attempts to data processing, analysis and interpretation are extremely welcomed.

We welcome discussions as well as demonstrations of methods of microstructure and texture analysis applied to geo-materials (including such difficult materials as ice and clay) from natural samples, deformation experiments and material sciences applications as well as stimulating results based on theoretical analyses or numerical simulations.